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Cassidinae Checklist: Tortoise Beetles

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13 August 2019
Tortoise beetles belong to the subfamily Cassidinae. They are characterised by a broad domed oval shaped elytra, like that of a tortoise shell. The…
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Buprestidae Checklist: Jewel Beetles

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12 July 2019
Jewel beetles are wood-boring beetles belonging to the Buprestidae family. They are most well-known for their glossy and iridescent colours in many species. Due…
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Cerambycidae Checklist: Longhorn Beetles

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11 June 2019
Longhorn beetles are also known as longicorns, and belong to the Cerambycidae family. They are wood-borers and characterised by exceptionally long antennae, often as…
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Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles

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10 May 2019
Tiger beetles belong to the subfamily Cicindelinae. They are known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest insect on land is…
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Endomychidae Checklist: Handsome Fungus Beetles

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2 May 2019
Handsome fungus beetles from the family Endomychidae Leach, 1815 are generally recognized by the presence of two longitudinal sulci (groove) or sublateral lines on…
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Carabidae Checklist: Ground Beetles

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9 April 2019
Ground beetles belong to the family Carabidae. Most are shiny or metallic, and have ridged elytra. Most carabids have a groove on their foreleg…
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Chrysomelidae Checklist: Leaf Beetles

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8 March 2019
Leaf beetles belong to the family Chrysomelidae. They are herbivorous and feed on plant tissue. All photos are of live subjects shot in the field,…
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Erotylidae Checklist: Pleasing Fungus Beetles

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22 February 2019
Pleasing Fungus Beetles from the family Erotylidae Latreille, 1802 are generally brightly coloured and hairless. Their antennae are clubbed, and tarsi (final leg segment)…
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Pentatomoidea Checklist: Shield Bugs & Stink Bugs

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7 February 2019
Pentatomoidea is a superfamily comprised of shield bugs and stink bugs. They have a well-developed scutellum, and usually have antennae with five segments. The…
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Reduviidae Checklist: Assassin Bugs

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5 December 2018
Assassin bugs belong to the Reduviidae family. Almost all are ambush predators. They have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved…
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Asilidae Checklist: Robber Flies

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4 November 2018
Robber flies belong to the family Asilidae. They are powerfully built, bristly flies with a short and stout proboscis. Robber flies are aggressive predators…
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Anthribidae Checklist: Fungus Weevils

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3 October 2018
This page consists of a personal checklist of all identified Fungus Weevils (Anthribidae) that I’ve encountered over the years. Most were identified with the…
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Spiders of Madagascar

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9 June 2018
In June 2018 I led a week-long bug-hunting adventure to Madagascar, and managed to document over 20 families of spiders. This post serves as…
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Madagascar 2018 Checklist

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6 June 2018
A group of participants from BugShot Mozambique 2018 extended their trip with me to Madagascar for a macro-centric journey from 30 May to 6…
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Mozambique BugShot 2018 Checklist

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30 May 2018
BugShot Mozambique 2018 left behind many memories. From the constant warnings of lions that wanted to eat us, the vastness of the African savannah,…
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Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Review: Ultra Macro Lens Comparison with Canon MPE65

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15 March 2018
In January 2018, I had the opportunity to test a pre-production version of Laowa’s first lens in 2018 — the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x….
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